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The Relation Between Leadership and Loving your Work

26 May

Since I started working last January [yeay, no more freelancing and binge eating], I never actually feel attached to what I am doing. Things didn’t go around as I expected them to. So I barely hanging on, trying to find something to make me love this job.

And today, even though I didn’t exactly found something worth to love, the sense of satisfaction just washed through me when my boss said,

Well done. You did a great job.

with a smile on his face when I thought I didn’t particularly do well. That’s because I was even reprimanded by my ‘higher in hierarchy’ boss for what I did [we had a discussion-meeting with 60+ people from all over the state attending] and from that moment on, I wasn’t feeling that great either.

But my immediate boss comment before we went home had greatly motivated me, a lot. It doesn’t take much to smile and say something like that, and I would love to remind myself if I get a promotion and become somebody else’s boss, this is the approach I should be taking when it comes to dealing and treating my ‘future’ subordinate.

I mean, does it hurt to talk gently and smile a lot, so other people will feel a lot better just by looking at your face? No, my boss had proven that, so I’m going to follow his footsteps.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

– John Quincy Adams